Longines Hong Kong Masters - jumping CSI 5* (Hong Kong, Hong Kong)-
As the title partner and official timekeeper for the second edition of the Longines Hong Kong Masters, the Swiss watch brand presented Conquest Classic, the official watch for the event. Dedicated to Longines' passion for equestrian sports, this watch in steel and rose gold represents the classical and timeless beauty that has forged the brand's reputation and success all around the world. The Swiss watch brand presented two highlights of the event: the Longines Speed Challenge, won by Kevin Staut on Quismy des Vaux H D C on Friday 21 February 2014, and the Longines Grand Prix, attended by Longines Ambassador of Elegance Aaron Kwok and won by Henrik von Eckermann riding Gotha FRH on Sunday 23 February 2014.
Like all the models in the Conquest Classic line, the official watch for the 2014 Longines Hong Kong Masters is fitted with a self-winding calibre. With a diameter of 40 mm, this model in steel and rose gold houses the mechanical caliber L619. Its silvered dial is set with 3 arabic numerals and 9 applied indices with Super-LumiNova® and displays the hours, the minutes and the seconds as well as the date at 3 o’clock. Just as the entire collection Conquest Classic, this timepiece is water-resistant to 5 bar and its screw-down case back is fitted with a sapphire glass.
Longines was proud to present this model, dedicated to its passion for equestrian sports, during the Longines Hong Kong Masters. The 2014 edition of the event was held from February 21st to 23rd 2014 at AsiaWorld-Expo (Hong Kong).
On Friday, the company presented the Longines Speed Challenge. In this exciting contest, the challenge for the competitors is to achieve the fastest time, knowing that 2 penalty seconds are added for each pole that is knocked down. French rider Kevin Staut on Quismy des Vaux H D C won this competition in 65.37 seconds, meanwhile his compatriots Simon Delestre riding Napoli du Ry and Julien Epaillard on Mister Davier arrived second and third respectively.. All three winners received a beautiful Longines watch for their spectacular achievement.
Longines Ambassador of Elegance and great horse lover Aaron Kwok attended the event on Sunday. He had been able to admire the great performance of the winner of the Longines Grand Prix, the Swedish rider Henrik von Eckermann on Gotha FRH. The Ukrainian Katharina Offel riding Charlie and the German Ludger Beerbaum on Chaman secured the second and third places of this prestigious competition. To honour their success, the three winners were presented with elegant Longines watches by Mr. Walter von Känel, President of Longines, Mr. Kevin Rollenhagen, Managing Director Swatch Group (Hong Kong) Ltd., and Aaron Kwok.